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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 61,835 People

    I'm just about done. Every word

    that i'm hearing from her is a cut deeper into every cut i've already made.
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    They have found something wrong with my spine

    around my neck area. He had me do another MRI this morning on my neck to get a better look at what he has found., which he believes is what is causing the pain in my neck and shoulders, and the migraine headaches.They are wanting to give me a shot in my spine around the middle...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do you ever get rid of depression

    because I'm beggining to think you're stuck with it foreve? They don't teach you how to make it go away, the teach you how to live with it, but a life with depression isn't one I want to live.
    Bracelets Bracelets 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    The torpor began in 2010.

    A total and painful anesthesia in my feelings. It makes my days turn into centuries and my existence into a foggy past with a dull present and absolutely no future. Sometimes I have no energy at all, and there's no drive to live and accomplish, or simply to seek peace with my...
    mshalls mshalls 18-21 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my

    Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and Prayerful for better results Anybody else on lamictal ??? Love to hear your experiences
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Serious question, does depression ever end?

    Because when you feel like this all the time, then you have no objection but to think that this is what your future looks like.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 18

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    About three months ago I was sitting in my room,

    a whole bottle of pain killers in my hand. I kid you not I was just about to put them in mouth when my three little brothers(who I don't live with) walked in the door for a surprise visit... I cried for a bit and went upstairs and I actually felt happy. I thought twice about...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    My depression was so bad last year,

    that I never wanted to get out of bed to go to school. Eventually, I got kicked out of school for excessive absences, and that ruined my whole freshman year. Now I'm about to enroll myself in my sophomore year. I just hope this year is different.
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I stopped taking my meds

    after my therapist offended me. I just finished the bottle because I already spent money on the stupid prescription. Who knows whether it was helping. After a while I had to make a conscious effort to get over my depression and anxiety, or at least to be in control of it. I don...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 30 Responses Jun 12

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Ugh I was doing good

    but now im getting bad again and not talking to anyone 👌gn
    Hailey2524 Hailey2524 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    it's ****** up how you can have the best 2-3

    weeks without feeling like this.. then it all just comes back.. all I can do right now is cry. wanting to cut, but I can't! I literally hate my life! 😞😔🔫
    imworthless0 imworthless0 16-17, F 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Gold2gold Gold2gold 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I recently found out I have anxiety.

    It doesn't occur often but when I get anxiety attacks I can't stop and it sucks
    kath12321 kath12321 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Think I might be the worst boyfriend ever :( I

    get so insecure sometimes but that ain't my fault, I still love her but maybe I should break up with her let her be happier feel like she is happier anyway when am away from here and she does roleplaying just don't know
    Chesher Chesher 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always **** everything up.

    There's something wrong with me. I can never trust anyone. Of course, I don't guess anyone could trust a former dopehead either, could they?
    PrincessPayton PrincessPayton 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I attempted suicide yesterday

    and ended up backing out... My friends came by early this morning by surprise and took me out for probably the best day of my life... Their love for me has brought me to tears.
    Shadowgirll Shadowgirll 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 78 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Tonight, I'm feeling lonely,

    rejected, anxious, and really really depressed. I regret everything I do. I'm not motivated to apply for any more jobs, or go to the gym, or even leave my bedroom. My 4 different medications are giving me frustrating side effects. I feel like everybody in world will eventually...
    elauer elauer 22-25, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 16 Responses May 27

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I've been suffering from depression

    for some time now, I was never sure if my parents knew and didn't care or if they just didn't know at all. I did really bad last semester and was put on probation for my scholarships. I finally told my mom and she was kinda mad at first but got over very quickly. This morning I...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm feeling pretty alone right now.

    . My best friend of 2 1/2 years is no longer talking to me anymore. I'm sick and tired of taking medicine and then pretending like everything is ok... I just want to end it all right now.
    noelleee noelleee 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So I had a really rough time between September

    and March or so, but I've been doing so much better lately and not letting things get to me. Then yesterday, I had a really bad afternoon, bad enough that when I got home, I sat in my car and cried for ten minutes before I could even get out. Went out with family last night, had...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I haven't been on experience project in a while.

    I really miss it and the people I have met who have talked to me when I needed it and I'd like to thank each and every one of them. I still am in an intense battle with depression that has resulted in anger towards myself. I don't know what it is but it's hard to deal with. If...
    Jrivs Jrivs 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I am losing my battle.

    Over the past few months, the depression has become overwhelming. I used to be able to put on a face and a front to the world. It has failed me. I can do barely more than shower, eat sometimes, and stay awake maybe 6 hours at a time. I am facing having to go on disability...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I won't talk about what brought on depression

    for me , because that's something I don't want to relive , if only in my mind . I've never been true happy , though in October I had something happen and my life went downhill from there . I stopped talking to people , I lost friends , and I stopped doing what I loved . I didn't...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    For about 2 years now I have been Selfharming,

    because I get physically bulled and I get called loads of horrible names.... I have self harmed my left arm and my ankles and my thighs! I go through camhs but they do not help! I'm not an attention seeker before anyone says I am,I'm a regular human being who is looking for...
    ChelcBub14 ChelcBub14 13-15, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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